August 3, 2015

Topanga Symphony Marks 100th Performance, Sunday, August 23

 The Topanga Symphony was founded in the summer of 1982 and has since presented a regular program of high-quality free programs for 33 years. On August 23, the concert marks its 100th performance and represents the start of the 34th season of classical concerts in the Santa Monica Mountains. The program will include “La Cenerentola Overture” by Gioachino Rossini; “Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80” by Gabriel Faure; “Theme & V… [Read More...]

Green Grow the Lilacs Charms at the Theatricum

 While audiences are enjoying the splendid “Americana” season at the Theatricum Botanicum this summer, please add to the must-see list the rarely produced 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs, by Native American playwright Lynn Riggs that vied for the Pulitzer Prize and inspired the first mega-musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! Beautifully directed by the inimitable Ellen Geer, Artistic D… [Read More...]

Film: Catching Up With…Donald Margulies

 Pulitzer Prize winner shares the genesis of his latest film. Donald Margulies is the voice behind one of the best films of 2015, The End of the Tour. The film captures the five-day touring interview between Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and “Infinite Jest” author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segal). With the story being scrapped, the tapes were published as a book by Lipsky a few yea… [Read More...]